German

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GERMAN

Overview

The UW-Platteville Department of Humanities offers
a major in German, German Education, and Teaching German.                                                     There is also a minor in German for students interested in                                                  combining a minor in a foreign language with other areas of study
for the purpose of enhancing communication skills and
career opportunities. Likewise, apart from the
intellectual development that results from the study
of the German language and germanic culture,
students may also find professional employment in
many different areas, including international
business, STEM fields, marketing, civil service, and teaching.

 

German Major (36 credits)

The major requires a total of 36 credits with a minimum of 20
credits selected from courses numbered 3000 or higher. GERMAN
4220 Phonetics and GERMAN 3530 German Civilization are
required. Students who major in German must have a grade point
average of no lower than a 2.50 in the German courses they take,
and meet the education abroad requirement by completing eight
to nine credits in our Education Abroad program at the 3000-4000
level. Similar or comparable cultural experiences could also be
accepted.
In addition, students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree are
required to take nine credits of English literature and philosophy
with no more than two courses from each area (2000 level or
above).

 

German education Major (40 credits)

The major requires a total of 40 credits with a minimum of 24 credits
selected from courses numbered 3000 or higher. GERMAN 4220
Phonetics and GERMAN 3530 German Civilization are required.
TEACHING 4060 Teaching World Languages: Theory and
Practice is an additional requirement of the School of Education
(credits do not count toward major). Students who major in
German must have a grade point average of no lower than a 2.75
in the language courses they take, and meet the education abroad
requirement by completing eight to nine credits in our Education
Abroad program at the 3000-4000 level. Similar or comparable
cultural experiences could also be accepted. In addition, German
Education majors completing a Bachelor of Science degree are
required to take either PHLSPHY 1130 Introduction to Philosophy
or PHLSPHY 2530 Ethics.

 

German Minor (24 credits)

The minor requires a total of 24 credits with a minimum of eight
credits selected from courses numbered 3000 or higher. Students
who minor in German must have a grade point average of no lower
than a 2.50 in the German courses they take

 

German Education Minor (28 credits)

The minor requires a total of 28 credits with a minimum of 12 credits
selected from courses numbered 3000 or higher. GERMAN 4220
Phonetics and GERMAN 3530 German Civilization are required.
TEACHING 4060 Teaching World Languages: Theory and Practice
is an additional requirement of the School of Education (credits do
not count toward minor). Likewise, students interested in teaching
may satisfy the language immersion requirement by enrolling in
the Foreign Language Travel Abroad Seminar for at least two
credits. See the German instructor for details. German minors
must have a G.P.A. of no lower than a 2.75 in German courses.

 

Courses:

GERMAN 1240 Elementary German 4 cr
GERMAN 1340 Elementary German 4 cr
GERMAN 2240 Intermediate German 4 cr
GERMAN 2340 Intermediate German 4 cr
GERMAN 3000 Foreign Language Travel Abroad Seminar 1-4 cr
(Teaching minors may take at least two credits for purpose of
immersion)
GERMAN 3220 German Conversation and Composition I 2 cr
GERMAN 3320 German Conversation and Composition II 2 cr
GERMAN 3330 German Literature of the 20th Century 3 cr
GERMAN 3430 German Literature of the 19th Century 3 cr
GERMAN 3530 German Civilization 3 cr
GERMAN 4220 Phonetics 2 cr
GERMAN 4230 German Literature to 1750 3 cr
GERMAN 4250 Supervised Independent Study 1-4 cr
GERMAN 4330 German Literature since 1750 3 cr

Required School of Education Course:

TEACHING 4060 Teaching World Languages: Theory and Practice 3 cr
(credit does not count toward major or minor)

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